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The Gran Torre Santiago (Spanish: Great Santiago Tower), previously known as Gran Costanera Tower, is a skyscraper under construction in Santiago, Chile. In February 2011 it became the tallest building in South America.
Gran Torre Santiago is part of the Costanera Center complex, which will include a shopping mall, two hotels and two additional office towers. Gran Torre Santiago will be 300 metres (980 ft) tall and 70 stories high with a floor pitch of 4.1 metres (13 ft). It was designed by Cesar Pelli, Chilean architects Alemparte Barreda y Asociados, and by the Canadian company Watt International. Structural engineering is performed by the Chilean company René Lagos y Asociados Ing. Civiles Ltda. Construction of the building began in 2006 and was expected to be completed in 2010, but was put on hold In January 2009 due to the global financial crisis of 2008–2009. Construction on the project resumed on December 17, 2009 and it is expected to be inaugurated in the second half of 2012. Structural work on the tower was completed in July 2011.